Get your Finances in order- Time to invest

I am not a financial planner but I want to push you to start thinking about getting your finances in order.

If you already have yourself together I recommend taking a look at dividend investment stocks and direct stock purchase plans.

This may be a great starting point for you because over time the S&P has proven to do well. There are many gurus on investing. If you are looking for someone to help you learn some basics I recommend looking up Dr. Robert J Watkins on YouTube. That’s just a personal preference.  There are plenty more people such as a guy by the name of Ramsey and another favorite of mine is Suze Orman.

Suze definitely has some sound advice for beginners. Also, remember to get your finances in order before testing out any investments. I know I said this at the beginning but I want to reemphasize that point.

If you have a credit card with a high balance and a high interest rate, say 20 to 25% it is more important to pay down the debt first. Then take a look at your available income.

Don’t worry if you don’t have much to invest. You can start with $50. Money is just a resource that can be grown over time.

Looking at it as a tool to get what you want alleviates some pressure. All tools have to be used properly, sometimes for a significant period before the desired outcome is attained (or problem fixed).

Rushing could strip your screw or cause long-term damage. Use your tools wisely.

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